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As part of the communications act of 2003(?) the Do Not Call list conveniently exempted politicians from being bound by these harassing forms of unsolicited phone calls. Today in the course of one hour I received 5 of these telemarketing calls bring to 7 this afternoon the number of political unsolicited phone calls received.

I find this not only an invasion of my privacy, but politicians harassing us when we have chosen to not receive unsolicited phone calls. Am I the only one that has to be constantly slamming down the phone of this double standard the politicians have so conveniently exempted themselves form?
Posted By: Zan Re: Politicians and their double standards - 11/03/07 09:46 PM
I know, I am very interested in politics but HATE EVERY SINGLE politician there is.

You see this is why I would be such a good dictator. I would send every elected state and federal politician to concentration camps in Alaska.
Originally Posted by Zan
You see this is why I would be such a good dictator. I would send every elected state and federal politician to concentration camps in Alaska.
Wouldn't that ruin the environment in Alaska? biggrin

In IC XC,
Father Anthony+
Suspect that it would certainly really heat things up biggrin .

May I send some of our wonderful politicians to join yours there ?

Posted By: Zan Re: Politicians and their double standards - 11/03/07 10:23 PM
Originally Posted by Father Anthony
Wouldn't that ruin the environment in Alaska? biggrin
Hmmmm good point, Father. I could send them to the salt flats of Utah... or just bulldoze a chunk out of San Francisco and build the camps there...after all that region is already full of scum to begin with.


Originally Posted by Our Lady's slave
May I send some of our wonderful politicians to join yours there ?
Sorry Our Lady's Slave, our country has enough trash to be dealt with as is, I doubt we could support anymore bipedal semi-sentient garbage. smirk

Have you tried France?
I love France too much to pollute it by some of these folk - they have enough problems of their own - why add to them ?
Posted By: Zan Re: Politicians and their double standards - 11/03/07 10:47 PM
Originally Posted by Our Lady's slave
I love France too much to pollute it by some of these folk - they have enough problems of their own - why add to them ?

Yeah I agree, I am a self proclaimed Francophile - I love the French language, the French culture, and the country herself. If I could live anywhere it would be France.

Now that I think about it you guys used to send your criminals to Australia so why don't you just put them in a couple of trash barges and ship em' there?



Originally Posted by Zan
Now that I think about it you guys used to send your criminals to Australia so why don't you just put them in a couple of trash barges and ship em' there?

Now that is an excellent idea! Can we do the same with ours? wink biggrin

In IC XC,
Father Anthony+
Posted By: Nan Re: Politicians and their double standards - 11/04/07 01:47 AM
Non-profit organizations are exempt. So are organizations with which you have previously done business.
Originally Posted by Nan
Non-profit organizations are exempt. So are organizations with which you have previously done business.
Knowing that little tidbit, I do not consider any politician to be non-profit and most I probably would not do any business with them either.

In IC XC,
Father Anthony+
Are politicians or used car salesmen more trustworthy?

I have a hard time answering that question.

Terry
Posted By: Dr. Eric Re: Politicians and their double standards - 11/04/07 02:56 AM
At least a used car salesman will give you something you can use.

(No pun intended.)
Posted By: Nan Re: Politicians and their double standards - 11/04/07 03:29 AM
Originally Posted by Father Anthony
Originally Posted by Nan
Non-profit organizations are exempt. So are organizations with which you have previously done business.
Knowing that little tidbit, I do not consider any politician to be non-profit and most I probably would not do any business with them either.

In IC XC,
Father Anthony+

Political campaigns are not covered by the definition of telemarketing.

The current TSR defines �telemarketer� as �a plan, program, or campaign which is conducted to induce the purchase of goods or services by use of one or more telephones and which involves more than one interstate telephone call.�

Politicians are clearly neither goods nor services.
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Politicians are clearly neither goods nor services.
A number of lobbyists would beg to differ. biggrin

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Posted By: Dr John Re: Politicians and their double standards - 11/04/07 07:55 AM
Wow.

I too hate those robo-calls and political assaults also, but to 'condemn' folks to various places is just unchristian and denigratory to folks in those places.

Isn't this thread a marvelous example of Christian charity and love!!

"San Francisco and build the camps there...after all that region is already full of scum to begin with."

"I could them to the salt flats of Utah.."

"HATE EVERY SINGLE politician there is"

"send your criminals to Australia so why don't you just put them in a couple of trash barges and ship em' there?"

How can a clergy-monitored Christian posting-board host such denigrating words about our fellow humans? (And folks wonder why the 'unchurched' run like hell away from 'Christian' entities.)

I guess the 'love your neighbor' stuff is just a type of scam.

Just a thought.

Dr John
Ah now Dr John

We have to express our frustrations in some way smile

Isn't it better doing here in this way than doing it physically somewhere else ?

Thankfully this type of phone call is not common over here as yet - they just batter on our front doors frown but we can pretend we haven't heard them biggrin
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